PALM BEACH SCHOOLS SUPPORT FOOD REVOLUTION DAY

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The School District of Palm Beach County today announced that supports the day of action in honor of the 2nd Annual Food Revolution Day. On Friday, May 17, 2013 individuals across the globe will be standing up for eating good food and learning essential cooking skills.   Please join this effort; together in homes, schools,… Read more »

The School District Is Committed To Living A Healthier Lifestyle! – We Completed Over A Million Minutes of Exercise

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The School District of Palm Beach County put their New Years’ resolution of living a healthier lifestyle into action by encouraging students, staff and faculty to take part in the WonderFit wellness challenge which kicked off on February 6, 2013.  WonderFit, a four-week competition, encouraged overall well-being by increasing daily physical activity levels through various… Read more »

Palm Beach County Schools Honored by National Alliance for a Healthier Generation

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Five schools from Palm Beach County have earned a National Recognition Award from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. This year, the Alliance recognized Berkshire Elementary School and South Olive Elementary School with the Bronze National Recognition Award for transforming their campuses into healthy places for students and staff.  They join Hagen Road Elementary School… Read more »

Cholee Lake Elementary Participates in International Walk to School Day

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Cholee Lake Elementary teachers, students and parents will be participating in International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 3, 2012. Everyone interested in participating should be in the McDonalds Restaurant located at 6581 Forest Hill Blvd. in Greenacres (northwest corner) at 7:15 a.m. to walk to the school together.  Since 2000, an average of… Read more »

Job Fair and Open House at School District Offices

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The School District of Palm Beach County invites all job seekers and members of the community to attend a Job Fair and open house of their new Area 3 office (formerly known as West Area).  When? Friday, October 12th, 2012 from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Where? Area 3 Administrative Office – 2625 State Road 715,… Read more »

Palm Beach County Students to Receive FREE Breakfast Everyday

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The Palm Beach County School Food Service Department is proud to announce that its “Power Up With Breakfast” campaign will now offer a free breakfast to ALL students beginning Monday, October 1, 2012.    Students must select a free breakfast that complies with the USDA school breakfast program.  This program requires that students select food items from… Read more »

Gove Elementary Participates in International Walk to School Day

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Gove Elementary School celebrates diversity by inviting students, teachers, parents, and community to a “Walk to School” promoting their favorite wellness slogan.  When? October 3, 2012 from 7:20 to 7:55 a.m.  Where? Gove Elementary School – 900 S. E. Ave G, Belle Glade, FL 33430.  The emphasis will be on encouraging families to walk together… Read more »

Palm Beach County Schools Participate in Pinwheels for Peace 2012

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Palm Beach County schools will be participating in the annual Pinwheels for Peace initiative on Friday, September 21, 2012.  Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project started in 2005 by two Art teachers, Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan, who teach at Monarch High School in Coconut Creek, Florida, as a way for their students… Read more »

Palm Beach County Students Receive 20,000 Backpacks from Office Depot

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The Office Depot Foundation recently donated 20,000 colorful new sackpacks to deserving children served by non-profit organizations, schools and agencies in Palm Beach County. They contained essential school supplies, during a special “Back-to- School Celebration” that took place at different Office Depot stores located throughout the county.  Special guests included West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri… Read more »

James Patterson Grant Launches Middle School Book Clubs – Project Aims To Instill Love of Reading In Students

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Renowned Author James Patterson, the Palm Beach resident who holds the New York Times and Guinness World Book records for most hardcover fiction bestselling titles by a single author, has funded a grant to create unique book clubs in three Palm Beach County middle schools.  The grant of $48,500 will fund the purchase of thousands of new books in each… Read more »

School District of Palm Beach County Rated “A” for Eight Consecutive Years

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The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) reported that Palm Beach County will remain an “A” rated district for the 8th consecutive year. In addition, the letter grade for several schools will be adjusted.   It is standard practice for the FDOE to perform a Review Process in which individual student files are revised for any miscalculations. Level… Read more »

Suncoast Community High Among Top 10 Magnet Schools in the Country

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A national report lists Suncoast Community High School in the top 10 magnet schools in the country. The 2012 U.S. News and World Report Best High Schools report names the schools in recognition of their student’s academic success and the school’s specialized thematic or academic focus.  U.S. News and World Report looked at all public high schools nationally… Read more »

Now It’s Easier to “Find My School” on the District’s Website

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The “FIND MY SCHOOL” website has been a very popular tool for looking up assigned schools by current home addresses.   The School District of Palm Beach County is pleased to announce that the system has been upgraded and the old website has been removed. The web page will have a slightly different look, but will… Read more »

School District of Palm Beach County Summer Graduation 2012

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The School District of Palm Beach County Summer Graduation will take place on Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in John I. Leonard High School Gymnasium.  Students that participate in the summer graduation ceremony have successfully completed the requirements to obtain their high school diploma and will continue with their future plans.    For more… Read more »

KEC/Canal Point Elementary News Club Proves to be Top in the State

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A video created by KEC/Canal Point Elementary’s KEC TV news club placed 2nd in the 2012 Florida School Boards Association’s Video Contest. Placing in this contest is one of the biggest accomplishments for the school’s video production program since this was the first time the school entered a video contest where they competed against Middle… Read more »

Palm Beach Public Educates Community About the Effects of Sun Exposure

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Palm Beach Public School is hosting a fun filled and educational event on Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m as a part of the celebrations of Melanoma Awareness Month organized by the Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation.  There will be continuous activities, such as decorate your own sun visor, water tattoos… Read more »

Gove Elementary to Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony

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Gove Elementary invites all students, teachers, staff and community members to the groundbreaking ceremony for their new campus, which is expected to be completed in May 2013. The ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at Gove Elementary – 900 S.E. Avenue G, Belle Glade, FL 33430. The school will… Read more »

JFK Middle Gets Reading Strategies from Award Winning Author

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Sharon Draper, award winning author will be visiting John F. Kennedy Middle on Friday, April 27, 2012 from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. to address the importance of reading and encourage students to become active readers.  As part of Dr. Draper’s assembly she will conduct a “closed corridors” session with 35 striving readers to motivate them… Read more »

Palm Beach Central High Learns About the Dangers of Texting and Driving with a Simulator

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Palm Beach Central High School has been selected as a site to host the AT&T vehicle simulator that demonstrates to drivers the dangers of texting and driving. This vehicle will be on campus on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in the gymnasium.  The initiative is part of AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign that creates awareness about… Read more »

Pine Jog Elementary Named as Only Green Ribbon School in the State

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Pine Jog Elementary School continues to excel for their comprehensive approach to creating a “green” environment for their students, teachers and community. For this reason, it was selected as one of the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools. Pine Jog is the only elementary school in the State of Florida to obtain this recognition…. Read more »

Adult Education Center Celebrates Its Diverse Student Population

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The Adult Education Center (AEC) recently held its 23rd Annual International Friendship Celebration with a variety of school-wide events. Approximately 1000 students, faculty, administrative staff, school board officials participated in the event that brings the students and community together.  Mr. Rick Swearingen, Principal of the Adult Education Center, began the ceremony with a welcome address… Read more »

Melaleuca Elementary Celebrates Holocaust and Human Rights Remembrance Day

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Students and teachers from Melaleuca Elementary School will gather together in a special ceremony to honor those who died during the Holocaust and to pledge their commitments to human rights for all. When? Friday, May 11th, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.   Where? Melaleuca Elementary School. 5759 W. Gun Club Rd., West Palm Beach, FL 33415 The ceremony… Read more »

Palm Beach County Students Excel at State Science and Engineering Fair

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Recently, forty students represented Palm Beach County at the State Science and Engineering Fair in Lakeland, FL.  These high achieving middle and high school students qualified for this competition at the Palm Beach Regional Science and Engineering Fair held this past December.  Their projects covered all areas of scientific investigation.   “They definitely represented our county… Read more »

Lake Worth City Commission Recognizes South Grade Elementary

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Twenty-one South Grade Elementary students and Mrs. Tisha Thomas have been invited to accept awards from the Lake Worth City Commission on April 17, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.  Their story about Tecún Umán was chosen for display in City Hall during the month of April as it honors the Mayan culture of many Lake Worth… Read more »

Glade View Elementary Students Soaring in Writing

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Glade View Elementary‘s Fourth Grade Writes Rally was recently held. As a prelude to the Rally, students joined in with the Testing Rap song by K-Bezzie (artist Kevin Brown) followed by an introduction of special guest to include Palm Beach County School Board Member, Marcia Andrews, and former administrators of the Palm Beach School District,… Read more »